I remember when I first became aware there was such a thing called apple crisp. And it wasn’t at home. It was in my elementary school lunchroom. This exotic dessert was warm and sweet and cinnamon-y, with this outrageously crispy topping…so way over and above apple pie. It made an impact on me!
I am sure the recipe originated in somebody’s grandma’s kitchen. Most warm apple desserts do 😉 But, I was ever after held captive by that crispy sweet crust of oats and pecans and brown sugar atop those sweet-tart warm apples.
I hope you enjoy this version, from America’s Test Kitchen, slightly modified by the substitution of vegan margarine for the butter called for in the original recipe:
¾ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup pecans, chopped fine ¾ cup oats, rolled ½ cup brown sugar, light ¼ cup sugar ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. salt
8 tbsp. Earth Balance, non-dairy baking stick, melted and cooled